Beginning and Discovery
Since there were no non-irritating products on the market, a research team set out to develop a product line free of all ingredients that are irritating and potentially linked to cancer. Dr. Link worked with a team of dermatologists, chemists, and physicians headed by Brian Jegasothy, M.D., former Chairman of the Department of Dermatology at The University of Pittsburgh, to formulate an irritant free product for sensitive skin. This team, with over 200 combined years of experience, discovered that 99.9% of skin care products have ingredients that are harmful to the body on a long term use basis.
A team of leading Edge Scientists came together in 1987 . . .
In 1987, a research team headed by Brian Jegasothy, M.D., former Chairman of the Department of Dermatology at The University of Pittsburgh, started research to develop a skin care for the sensitive skin of Vythi Lingam’s (Dr.Link) daughter.
The research team consisted of Dr. Link, a rocket scientist hailed from generations of Ayurvedic medicine men, plastic surgeons, physicians, allergists, naturopathic physicians, chemists, research scientists, anti oxidation expert (Dr. Paul Ellis holds 150 patents world wide), Toxicology expert (Dr. Tsao) and Edward Janoski, a bio chemist, who has over 50 years experience in natural ingredients, herbs, vitamins and Naturopathy.
. . . and created the Hylunia Concept
Dr. Jegasothy’s inflammation theory laid the foundation for Hylunia’s future research
Dr. Jegasothy, M.D postulated the theory that continuous inflammation, including sub clinical inflammation, contributes to the alteration of DNA and is linked to the aging process and even to cancer.
Sun, toxic skin care ingredients, processed food, and most importantly stress; create FREE RADICALS that results in INFLAMMATION. Continuous inflammation contributes to permanent changes in DNA.
Changes in DNA are linked to aging and diseases like cancer. The immune system tries to repair the damages done to the DNA, however, if the immune system fails to handle all the DNA damages the body is overwhelmed by free radicals.
Scientific studies began to show
a clear link between Parabens and cancer
“Cosmetic preservatives parabens, found intact in 18 out of 20 breast tumors.”
Darbe et al., University of Reading, UK. Journal of Applied Toxicology, New Scientist, Jan 2004
“Parabens is absorbed through the skin & mimics hormone estrogen.”
Routledge et al., Applied Pharmacology 1998
“There is a tremendous amount of concern about falling sperm counts & increases in breast cancer which might result from exposure to estrogens.”
Professor John Sumpter, Brunel University
“Effect of Propyl Paraben on the male reproductive system (sperm count)”
Oishi, S, Food Chemical Toxicology 40, 2002